that reading challenge I abandoned

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I thought I’d bring back that reading challenge I abandoned last year. I’m just going to copy and past the in-progress list here and keep going but you might want to follow that link above for the explanation. Like so many do-better do-more projects, I abandoned this one, not because I abandoned reading altogether, but because I wasn’t reading the things on the list. I probably read more than a book a month in the remainder of 2015.

So what’s up with my reading this year? About the same, but maybe I’ll be a little more intentional about sharing what’s on my night table. Or coffee table. Or desk. Or bookshelf.


1. A totally gratuitous and vapid book that I’ll forget the moment I set it down after finishing it. I suspect this happened more than a few times last year.
2. A biography.
3. A history book. Preferably American history because I’m weak there.
4. A book about music. The Inextinguishable Symphony by Martin Goldsmith
5. A book about an artist.
6. A book of poetry.
7. A book about prayer.
8. A science-fiction novel. Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card
9. A book about Catholic theology.
10. A book about writing.
11. A classic.
12. A New York Times best-seller.
13. A book in Spanish.
14. A romance.
15. A murder mystery.
16. A book about a Saint.
17. A book BY a Saint.
18. A book by a friend. A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac by Margaret Rose Really
19. A book about photography.
20. A book about science. Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man Who Invented the 20th Century by Sean Patrick
21. A book with a pretty cover. Yes, I’m going to judge it.
22. A book with an ugly cover. I’ll stay open minded.
23. A banned book. Hey. It’s me we’re talking about here.
24. A book that’s been sitting on my bookshelf, unread, for years.
25. A book you recommend.

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